Daily Archive: April 10, 2012

Apr 10

Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Post-race debrief

MotoGp - Losail - Race-winner-Jorge-Lorenzo-leads-the-Qatar-MotoGPMotoGP - Losail - Ducati-Team-engineer-with-Bridgestone-MotoGP-TyreThe 2012 MotoGP™ season got off to a flying start last weekend with a thrilling race taking place under the lights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Eurosport confirms exciting live coverage of Tour de Corse

The legendary Tour de Corse, round four of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will be shown live on Eurosport in May.
Thierry Neuville Tour de CorseIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeFive stages of the famous rally will be broadcast as they happen, with both runs of Erbajolo-Pont d’Altiani on Friday 11 May and the three passes of Marinca-Cagnano, which includes the final stage of the rally, on Saturday 12 May covered live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kumho Tyres is ready for the Marrakech challenge

With 2012 Auto GP welcomed Kumho Tyres as its Official Tyre Supplier.

Auto GP World SeriesAutoGP - Kumho TyresThe Korean manufacturer was eager to support the championship in his decision to provide drivers and teams two different compounds for each race weekend, and even decided to go for a purpose designed “supersoft” tyre for Marrakech, to help the Auto GP competitors in coping with the low level of grip typical of street tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

International Superstars Series: Max Pigoli ready to defend his championship lead at Imola

After scoring one win and a podium finish at Monza, the Jaguar racer looks forward to Imola

International Superstars Series - max pigoliInternational Superstars Series - max pigoli 2The seventh season of Max Pigoli in the Superstars Series has already proved great and the FG GROUP-promoted championship took-off in style at Monza, close to his hometown, Como. In front of 31.000 people, he cruised to win in Race 1 aboard a Jaguar XFR, followed by rookie Andrea Larini. The Team Romeo Ferraris man topped CAAL Racing’s Vitantonio Liuzzi, who rebounded to a sensational Race 2 win in front of Pigoli himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Bahrain boycott would breach teams’ contracts – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 teams will breach their contracts if they do not race in Bahrain next weekend.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0303Earlier, as the controversy surrounding the sport’s continued plans to travel to the troubled island Kingdom deepens, an unnamed team boss admitted his peers would prefer if the event was called off. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

What drives Red Bull Racing

Vehicle supply contracts expanded for 2012 Season

01 - Red Bull Racing2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Jerez 0017Following a very successful 2011 season, Red Bull Racing will benefit from an enhanced supply of vehicles from its core automotive partners for the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Vettel says McLaren ‘the team to beat’

McLaren remains “the team to beat” despite the topsy-turvy outcome of the recent Malaysian grand prix.

2012-03-23 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 2990232012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 03That is the claim of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, having slumped to sixth in the drivers’ standings after a dire weekend in Malaysia. The formerly-dominant Red Bull driver now lags a Ferrari and even a Sauber, after Fernando Alonso and the unlikely Sergio Perez proved the cream of the slippery Sepang circuit.

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Apr 10

Lotus to keep F1 name until at least 2017

F1’s Enstone based team will keep the ‘Lotus’ name until at least 2017.

2012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 002012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 01It emerged late last week that the sponsorship agreement between the team formerly known as Renault, and the Proton-owned carmaker Group Lotus, has ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Sauber F1 Team’s environment management system is awarded certification

The Sauber F1 Team takes protecting the environment extremely seriously.

2012-04-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn and Peter Bienz (Lead Auditor, Swiss TS)07 - Sauber F1 TeamOn 3rd April 2012 the Sauber Group’s environment management system was awarded ISO 14001 certification. The certificate was presented today at the company’s headquarters in Hinwil. ISO 14001 is the most widely established standard in this area worldwide, and certification attests that the team meets all the stated requirements.

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Apr 10

Still some ‘gentlemen’ in F1 – Sauber

There are still some “gentlemen” in F1, team boss and owner Peter Sauber insists.

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 05Amid the recent F-duct debate, it was suggested that Mercedes’ Ross Brawn had broken a teams’ ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ that the technology should not be pursued. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

CVC to sell 20pc of F1 for $2bn – report

More details about formula one’s planned stock market floatation have emerged.

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1Bloomberg, the financial news agency, said majority owner CVC is seeking $2 billion by floating “about 20 per cent” of the sport. That would value F1 at about $10 billion.

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Apr 10

Insider expects F1 to lose two races in 2012

A respected F1 correspondent is expecting F1’s 2012 calendar to shrink to eighteen races this year.

Flagworld - F1Circuit of the AmericasLivio Oricchio, who writes for Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo, thinks the sport is now on the verge of cancelling next weekend’s visit to Bahrain. And he also thinks November’s US grand prix, scheduled to take place at the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, is in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Insiders expect F1 to axe Bahrain

Many F1 insiders are now expecting next weekend’s Bahrain grand prix to be called off.

Bahreïn 2012-04-08Bahrain International Circuit“We’re not going to Bahrain, the decision will be announced soon,” wrote Livio Oricchio, the correspondent for Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Mihai Marinescu eyes title glory F2 return

23-year-old Romanian gunning for prize Williams F1 test

F2 - Romanian driver Mihai MarinescuF2 - Mihai Marinescu returns to F2 in 2012Romanian driver Mihai Marinescu has confirmed he will return to the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2012 and already has his eyes on the prize Williams F1 test. Read the rest of this entry »